Project Info

Project Title 
Laboratory Testing of Residential Water Heaters
Project Number 
PGE 0613
Investor Owned Utilities 
Water Heating
Project Year(s) 
2006 - 2008

Project Summary:

A laboratory dedicated to water heating was designed and built at the PG&E San Ramon Technology Center. The overall goal of the water heater lab is to identify energy efficiency opportunities and verify the energy savings potential as related to both residential and commercial water heating systems. The first phase of testing was conducted to evaluate the performance of residential gas water heaters under different load profiles. The objective was to generate information that could be used in the development of a new tiered rebate program for residential water heaters offered by PG&E.

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